April 4, 2006

For Immediate Release

Release # 053-06

Coalition Naval Assets Challenge Somali Hijackers On South Korean Motor Vessel

By 5th Fleet Public Affairs

USS ROOSEVELT -- At approximately 10 a.m. local, April 4, 2006, ships conducting maritime security operations (MSO) as part of Coalition Task Force 150 (CTF 150), received bridge-to-bridge reports from Motor Vessel Dong Won (628), a South Korean-flagged fishing vessel, that it had been fired upon approximately 60 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia. Combined Forces Maritime Component Commander (CFMCC), based in Bahrain, immediately directed multiple maritime assets from CTF 150 to respond.

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